RE: re Interviews & red flags & MENSA

Subject: RE: re Interviews & red flags & MENSA
From: Greg Holmes <greg -dot- holmes -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 05:34:09 -0400

"Neumann, Eileen" wrote:
>I laughed when I read this.
>But now I'm wondering - why would this be? Do the most highly intelligent
>individuals, who you'd think would have the most to contribute to society,
>and would then reap the rewards, just not care about material success?
>(Psychopaths aside...)

It could be that they are simply too highly focused
on symbol manipulation and pattern recognition,
the main skills tested with IQ tests.

While useful skills, they give you neither
wisdom nor purpose, so "success" at any larger
aspect of life can be elusive.

Worse, those with high IQs frequently mistake
those skills for wisdom, too, with predictable

Greg Holmes


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